Topshelf Instruments

Greco RB700 Ric 4001-Style Bass Black 1982

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Topshelf Instruments

Greco RB700 Ric 4001-Style Bass Black 1982

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Greco RB700 Ric-style bass, made in Japan in 1982, black. This is a proper vintage riff machine! The 4001-shape is undoubtably rock-and-roll, combined with the classic tuxedo finish you get a mean looking machine. The maple body and single coils deliver a grinding, gritty attack and thump; it's like a P-bass hyped up on stimulants. She's in pretty good shape for 35 years old, noting the missing pickup cover as the only real issue. Maple bodies vary wildly in weight; this one is fairly light and feels nicely balanced. This bass really oozes attitude: run it with a saturated fuzz pedal into the biggest amp you can find, grab yourself a stiff drink and let the good times roll!

Model: Greco RB700
Made: Japan, 1982 (serial B824221)
Finish: gloss black, 3-ply white guard
Body: maple (best info available)
Neck: maple with rosewood board
Mods: bridge pickup surround and cover removed, string tree installed
Pickups: original Greco single coils
Case: none

Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear.  The most obvious thing is that the cover and surround for the bridge pickup are missing. Electronically, that's no issue, but it changes the look and means there's some unused holes. Aside from that, no major issues. There's some minor dents and scratches around the body and the chrome has some pitting and discolouration. Overall: good condition (7/10)

Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. There's some wear on the frets, but heaps of life left (6/10). Electronics all tested and working properly. The bridge pickup height adjusters work, but they're a little finicky. What a thug!